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十二月份 第 04 課

  • 歷史上的今天------>
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  • (2013-12-05)------

  • Biden: China's Air Defense Zone Causing "Apprehension"
  • 拜登:中國防空區令人 “不安”
  •   U.S. Vice President Joe Biden says China's new air defense zone in the East China Sea has created "significant apprehension" in the region.
  • 美國副總統拜登說,中國新設立的東海防空識別區導致該地區的 “嚴重不安”。

  •   Biden told a group of U.S. business leaders in Beijing Thursday he was "very direct" about the matter during his talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
  • 拜登星期四在北京對一些美國商界領袖說,他在與中國國家主席習近平會談時 “非常直率” 地提出了東海防空識別區的問題。

  •   But the vice president said conflict between Beijing and Washington was not inevitable, despite sometimes having disagreements.
  • 但拜登表示,儘管北京和華盛頓時有分歧,雙方之間的衝突並非不可避免。

  •   Biden and Mr. Xi met for about five hours Wednesday, during which the U.S. leader said he expressed Washington's "firm position and expectations" on the air defense zone.
  • 拜登和習近平星期三進行了五個多小時的會談;拜登說,他在會談中表達了華盛頓有關東海防空區的 “堅定立場和期待”。

  •   China's foreign ministry said Mr. Xi told Biden the zone was in accordance with international law and that the U.S. should take an "objective and fair attitude" about it.
  • 中國外交部說,習近平向拜登指出,設立防空區符合國際法,美國對此應採取客觀公正的態度。

  •   The U.S. has rejected China's Air Defense Identification Zone, or ADIZ, set up last month, which includes territory claimed by U.S. ally Japan.
  • 美國拒絕承認中國上個月設立的東海防空識別區;這一防空區涵蓋美國盟友日本宣稱擁有主權的幾個島嶼。

  •   The issue was expected to dominate Biden's China talks, which continued Thursday during a meeting with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang.
  • 拜登星期四將與中國總理李克強舉行會談,預計東海防空區將是主要議題。

  •   Biden travels later in the day to South Korea, which has also rejected China's ADIZ. Seoul is the last stop on Biden's week-long Asia tour.
  • 結束對中國的訪問後,拜登將前往南韓進行訪問;南韓也表示對東海防空區持保留立場;首爾是拜登此次亞洲之行的最後一站。


  • (2013-12-05)------

  • Thai King Calls for Unity
  • 泰國國王呼籲各派團結
  •   Thailand's revered monarch called on the Thai people to "support each other for the sake of the country," during his annual birthday address to the nation.
  • 深受民眾愛戴的泰國國王普密蓬在其生日慶典中向全國發表講話,呼籲泰國人民為了國家而相互支援。

  •   King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who turns 86 Thursday, spoke as opposition protesters paused their efforts aimed at overthrowing the government.
  • 86 歲的普密蓬國王星期四發表演講之際,反對派暫時停止了推翻政府的努力。

  •   The king, who was released from the hospital earlier this year after a four-year stay, spoke slowly as he read his address at his seaside palace in Hua Hin.
  • 普密蓬國王住院治療四年後,於今年早些時候出院;在華欣海濱王宮,普密蓬國王以緩慢的語調發表了講話。

  •   The weeks-old protests were stopped out of respect for the monarch, who is widely revered as a unifying figure in the politically polarized nation.
  • 出於對普密蓬國王的尊敬,反對派停止了持續一星期的抗議活動;在政治處於分裂狀態的泰國,做為統一象徵的普密蓬國王受到廣泛尊敬。

  •   But protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban pledged to continue the fight Friday, vowing to not back down until Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra resigns and turns over control to an unelected council.
  • 但抗議活動領導人素貼誓言將於星期五繼續進行示威,並表示要一直堅持到英拉總理辭職並把權力移交給一個不經選舉產生的委員會。

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